- Water & Wastewater Treatment Processes
- Petrochemical Processing & Refining
- Pharma & Biotechnology Processes
- Process Chemistry
- Manufacturing Processes
- CRYOCLEAN CO2 Cleaning Solutions
- Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Processes
- Food Freezing and Chilling
- Inerting, Purging & Blanketing
- Controlled & Modified Atmospheres
- Double Glazing
- Glass Processing
- Heat Treatment
- Plastic & Rubber Processing
- Cryobank Cryogenic Biostorage
- Hydrogen Refuelling
BOC supplies customers with pure gaseous or liquid argon systems to create the appropriate inert atmospheres for LMF processes.
LMF commonly uses 3D CAD data as a computer-based source, together with a high power laser beam in order to grow component parts, layer-by-layer, via a metal powder bed.
A CAD model of the component is created and interacts with the direct metal laser sintering machine, where a vacuum is created, before BOC Pure Argon, or in some cases Nitrogen, is filled into the chamber to create an inert atmosphere.
The laser beam melts the metal powder bed, growing the component part layer upon layer.
Prototyping companies and university research and engineering departments are adopting direct metal laser sintering machines to produce prototypes for the Automotive, Aerospace and Medical Device industries.
Combustor and fuel injector prototype parts for aerospace, together with wheel suspension and drive shaft fittings, are being produced using laser sintering processes.
Laser metal fusion processes commonly incorporate the following materials:
- Stainless Steel
- Maraging Steel
- Cobalt Chrome
- Nickel Alloy
BOC's product supply, engineering capabilities and experience interacts with customers' operating LMF processes in the following areas:
- Design, provision and installation of argon gas supply systems.
- OnStream gas system design and maintenance services.
- Gas safety equipment, safety checks and training.
Leading in Additive Manufacturing Innovation
BOC UK Ltd are proud to be an active member of the ACCLAIM project consortium. The ACCLAIM (ACcelerated CLadding And Integrated Machining) project received approximately £694,000 of support from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. With this support, ACCLAIM aims to address some major and growing problems within the additive manufacturing (AM) sector; limiting factors such as cost, time and resource needed to finish parts after an AM build as well as improving the mechanical performance of AM built parts are all being addressed within the project.
For more information please click here, or alternatively download a copy of the ACCLAIM project press release.
GENIE® Gas Cylinders
GENIE® is the ideal gas cylinder for additive manufacturing processes used in prototyping, tooling and casting.
GENIE®, available in 10L or 20L Argon or Nitrogen, contains 30% more gas than standard cylinders, has attachable wheels and a handle for portability, is significantly lighter than standard cylinders and includes a digital display which indicates flow rates and remaining gas.
The GENIE® is designed to stack two cylinders; ideal for additive manufacturing processes requiring small footprints.
CRYOSPEED® - Cryogenic delivery solutions for research, rapid prototyping and 3D printing processes
Whether you require gas in large or small volumes, CRYOSPEED® will meet your needs by providing a hands free delivery of Liquid Argon and Nitrogen for additive manufacturing processes.
When you turn to CRYOSPEED® for your cryogenic additive manufacturing Argon and Nitrogen needs, you choose a partner known for reliability, flexibility and expert customer service with over forty years’ experience.